04-03-2011 11:47 AM
04-04-2011 01:43 PM - edited 04-04-2011 01:48 PM
Uh... I hope you realize it is implemented in the drivers.
FYI the there is no upgradable graphics card in your T410... Perhaps you might want to clarify what you mean by "computer pro?"
I should also remark the T410 was released in Jan 2010 *with* non switchable NVS3100m graphics.
Go increase your RAM, that would be the best option you have.
Also why don't you explain what application and software suites you run, it would better assist us in assisting you.
04-04-2011 04:23 PM
04-04-2011 09:59 PM
Thanks for the responses. I am surprised at the knowledge that my laptop has a NVS3100 as mentioned, because there is no mention of any other graphics chip when i run the product spec using my order number in this website. It produced the spec as i had given in the very first post - only shows intel built in graphics. So, if this indeed available, can i activate this nvidia chip instead of intel built in ? I am not a hardware pro, but i put together my own desktop, from parts, in the past. So, i thought, similarly, i might be able to add in something to replace the built in graphics chip. I guess laptops have not evolved to that extent, yet.
12-25-2012 04:18 PM
hi navck, colonel and q-ball,
thanks for your responses; i decided to revive this thread because after 2 yrs of running 15hrs a day, my T410 has proved its stability and reliability beyond any other PC i owned in the past 15 yrs. There were SSD caused problems in pagefiles, reported in some other thread. So, i waited on the SSD for a while. The market and technology have improved in last year. So, for 2 yrs i ran the T410 stock, and it has been stable and reliable, except for some overheating problem that has come up - i am guessing fan getting dust accumulation and not cooling it enough in the past 6 months of its life. I bought a laptop cooler that goes underneath it, which fixed the overheating and BSOD problem.
So, I am back to performance issues/improvements. I think navck's has a point about SSD. But certainly the performance of SSD is not in question (just take a look at wiki for numbers or any other performance tests).
The lifespan of SSD is not in question, after reading numerous threads on SSDs and people swapping their HDD in thinkpads with SSD. Check out
I don't think i will be downloading 10GB/day on the only app that runs (aside from 10 tabs on the IE9). Come to think of it the app i am running could be the bottleneck, because taskmanager reports 1GB still available out of the 4GB i have. Going to write to the engineers of this app (called thinkorswim from TD ameritrade brokerage). For serious performance improvement i have only two options:
Not sure how much of a gain i would see, since the major bottleneck could be the app itself. I run over 10 detached windows in TOS, but taskmanager reports that 1GB is still available out of the 4GB. (About 75% of RAM used, with one major app + 10 tabs on the IE9). This app downloads data in realtime, but network is not the bottleneck (I have cable modem with 25-35MB/sec download speed).
The other potential source of bottleneck could be the GPU. Device driver reports Intel HD graphics integrated into this T410. But the specs (http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/product-and-parts/detail.page?DocID=PD006109) say that there is a 256MB NVIDIA quadro NVS3100M available; i have not yet figured out how to activate the NVS because i am not sure how it compares to the integrated Intel graphics chipset. It would be great to hear some suggestions on this front. Could it be possible that the intel graphics is at its limits in dealing with constant update of video data in realtime from thinkorswim ?
Thanks for any input.